Ahead of the trip, Duda’s spokesman Błażej Spychalski briefed reporters on the details of the visit whose highlight would be the Polish leader's speech at the UN gathering on Tuesday.
The Polish president is expected to speak about three main topics at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Poland's COVID-19 response, regional security, and international law, Spychalski said on Monday, as quoted on the presidential website.
He told reporters that the Polish head of state would “once again emphasise that only shared compliance with international law can give us peaceful times, free from wars and difficult relationships.”
On the sidelines of the UN gathering, Duda is due to "discuss the situation surrounding Afghanistan" with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to Spychalski.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has invited the Polish leader to speak at a virtual event about Warsaw’s strategy to combat the pandemic, while another discussion will touch upon Poland’s energy transformation, Spychalski said.
In addition, Duda is scheduled to meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his deputies responsible for peacekeeping missions and humanitarian assistance, Poland's PAP news agency has reported.
Duda will also hold talks with the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as leaders from Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Romania, aides have said.
The Polish president's talks with the Baltic leaders are expected to revolve around “the events on our border with Belarus and the danger created by Minsk,” Spychalski said, referring to migrant pressures on Poland's border with its eastern neighbour.
During his four-day stay in the United States, the Polish president will also talk with businesspeople, discuss Polish-American cooperation and the Three Seas Initiative of 12 EU countries between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas, according to aides.
Together with First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the Polish head of state is set to hold several meetings with America’s Polish diaspora as well as pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau will accompany Duda at the UN General Assembly meeting.
Source: prezydent.pl, PAP